Buying A Car Worksheet
Be your own consumer advocate: do your homework!
In short, use any and all sources available to help you get the car of your dreams. Check out recent automotive trade magazines and consumer publications. Collect brochures on any makes and models that interest you. If you are interested in a used car, or are considering a trade-in, gather current market facts and figures from the National Automobile Dealers Association Used Car Guide (Blue Book). If timing is right, visit your local auto show(s), where you can look at, touch, and investigate a wide cross-section of cars under one roof. And finally, choose your dealer wisely and use your accumulated knowledge to maximize your working relationship with your salesperson. Buying from a licensed franchised dealership affords you protection through the Department of Licensing, the Office of the Attorney General, and regional Consumer Affairs Agencies.
We have added a series of printable checklists for you to take along to make your auto buying experience as easy as possible!